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Lactuca serriola L.

Synonyms

Lactuca albicaulis, Lactuca altaica, Lactuca augustana, Lactuca coriacea, Lactuca dubia, Lactuca integrata, Lactuca latifolia, Lactuca saligna, Lactuca scariola, Lactuca sylvestris, Lactuca tephrocarpa, Lactuca verticalis

Common names

Khas barri, khas al bagar, prickly lettuce, milk thistle

Extract from Wikipedia article

Lactuca serriola, also called prickly lettuce, milk thistle (not to be confused with Silybum marianum, also called milk thistle) compass plant, and scarole, is an annual or biennial plant, slightly foetid, that is commonly considered a weed of orchards, roadsides and field crops. The closest wild relative of cultivated lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). The leaves grow along a spiny stem and get progressively smaller as they reach its top. They emit latex when cut. Many flowers are produced and usually appear in the upper part of the plant.[+]

LinkWeeds of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) near Al Luqta Street, opposite to Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
Location on mapsUmm Al Hawayer St, Doha, Qatar
LinkPrickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) south-east from Immigration Roundabout. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
Location on mapsAl Amir St, Doha, Qatar
LinkPrickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkVein system of leaves of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkFlowers of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on roadside of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkClose up of flowers of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on roadside of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSmall flower of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkFlowers of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkInflorescence of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) or may be L. saligna on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkLeaves of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) near Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2016

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.